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East Midlands Motor Services Ltd

EDM number 252 in 1989-90, proposed by Dennis Skinner on 21/12/1989.

That this House totally condemns the chairman of the company Stagecoach Holdings, Mr Brian Souter, who has launched a vicious attack upon the employees of the East Midlands Motor Services, based in the North Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire areas, covering the towns of Mansfield, Chesterfield, Shirebrook, Worksop, Harworth, Retford, Clowne, etc.; draws attention to Mr Souter's drafting in of approximately 80 drivers from as far away as Perth in Scotland and elsewhere, in order to try and smash the trades union organisation in the company; is appalled that already management of the company have sacked a number of union shop stewards without due cause; demands the immediate reinstatement of the workers affected; and calls for the company's management to meet with the workforce with a view to stopping such cowboy activities, which can only result in the lowering of standards of bus services in the areas concerned and place in jeopardy the safety of staff and the travelling public in general.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Dennis Skinner21/12/1989BolsoverProposed
Alan Meale21/12/1989MansfieldSeconded
Joe Ashton21/12/1989BassetlawSeconded
Tony Benn21/12/1989ChesterfieldSeconded
Harry Barnes21/12/1989North East DerbyshireSeconded
Jimmy Hood21/12/1989ClydesdaleSigned
Bob Cryer21/12/1989Bradford SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie21/12/1989Glasgow, PollokSigned
James Wray21/12/1989Glasgow ProvanSigned
Peter Hardy09/01/1990WentworthSigned
Ian McCartney09/01/1990MakerfieldSigned
Robert Wareing09/01/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Mike Watson09/01/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Tony Banks10/01/1990Newham North WestSigned
John Cummings10/01/1990EasingtonSigned
Frank Cook10/01/1990Stockton NorthSigned
Harry Cohen10/01/1990LeytonSigned
Keith Bradley10/01/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
William McKelvey10/01/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion10/01/1990Dundee EastSigned
Ernie Ross10/01/1990Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond10/01/1990Don ValleySigned
Bill Michie10/01/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Eric Illsley11/01/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/01/1990Islington NorthSigned
Frank Doran11/01/1990Aberdeen SouthSigned
Diane Abbott11/01/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden12/01/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Keith Vaz12/01/1990Leicester EastSigned
Tommy Graham18/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Dennis Turner18/01/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson23/01/1990WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise23/01/1990PrestonSigned
Allan Rogers25/01/1990RhonddaSigned
Max Madden29/01/1990Bradford WestSigned
Doug Hoyle29/01/1990Warrington NorthSigned

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